All-Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers’ Union

The All-Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers’ Union (Japanese: 全日本自治団体労働組合, Jichiro) is a trade union representing local government workers in Japan.

The union was established in January 1954, with the merger of two smaller unions of local government workers.[1] It affiliated to the General Council of Trade Unions of Japan and grew rapidly, having 559,397 members by 1967.[2] By 1987, it was the largest union in the country, with 1,257,000 members. Three years later, it affiliated to the Japanese Trade Union Confederation.[3]

The union absorbed the National Union of General Workers in 2006, and the All Japan Municipal Transport Workers’ Union in 2013.[4] Despite this, by 2020, its membership had declined to 785,445, and it was Japan’s second-largest union.[5]

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  1. Asian Survey (1990)
  2. Chaffee, Frederick H. (1969). Area Handbook for Japan. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  3. Foreign Labor Trends: Japan. Washington DC: United States Department of Labor. 1988.
  4. “Jichiro”(PDF). JICHIRO. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  5. “RENGO 2020-2021”(PDF). RENGO. Retrieved 18 November 2021.

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